Catholic Schools Tuition Grant
We are blessed that you have chosen to join with us in your family’s faith journey as together we live out our parish mission to make disciples of Jesus. We are all called to be disciples. In order to answer that call and to develop in our faith, we must continually surrender our lives to Jesus, moving closer to Him and inviting others to Him. Trends show that parents, who continue to develop their own faith as adults and model faith to their children, when the children become adults, are more likely to keep practicing their faith. Therefore, parents can expect St. John Neumann Parish to offer a variety of opportunities for them to develop their own faith in order to pass the faith to their children. Likewise, the parish expects parents to be invested and involved in their own faith development in order to receive a grant from our parishioners to help support their children’s education while attending a Catholic school. The parish has an obligation to be good stewards of the financial resources its parishioners offer us for the mission of the parish. Filling the expectations of the grant ensures we are good stewards in the support of families who are truly invested in developing their faith and perpetuating it.
Parish Grants are available to help fund Catholic education for students in kindergarten through high school, based on the school they are attending, and are bestowed on the basis of meeting the following expectations:
- Catholic Parents are living their Catholic Faith by attending weekly Mass, as well as engaging in daily prayer;
- Both Parents are growing in their Catholic/Christian Faith by attending Alpha, Discipleship Groups or other on-going adult faith formation year by year;
- The family is serving others in the mission of the Church;
- The family is a registered and participating member of St. John Neumann, pledging and contributing a gift to the annual offertory program in an identifiable way (EFT, envelope, check). The offertory gift is expected to be in excess of the grant amount contributed by St. John Neumann for your child’s tuition, as a means of supporting the daily operations and ministries of our parish.
A family is acknowledged as a “Participating Member” based upon this assessment. If there are any hardships in meeting these expectations, please contact the parish business manager if financial in nature or the parish adult faith formation director, evangelization director or pastor if spiritual in nature. Exceptions can be made in situations where there is need.
We ask that the family completes this Tuition Grant Agreement Form in the spring of each year. If a current Offertory Commitment Form is not on file, one must be turned in with the completed agreement. This allows the parish the benefit of including the amount of the grant into its projected budget for the coming fiscal year, starting July 1. If the family does not return this form with an Offertory Commitment form for budget inclusion, they may not be able to receive support, since there will be no amount budgeted for them. In January, if the parents do not meet the expectations, the parents and the school will be notified that the family will be paying the full per pupil cost.
Calendar of Dates
March 1 – Tuition Grant Agreement Form available
June 30 – Tuition Grant Agreement Form due to parish office
October – Any revisions to tuition amounts given to parents (set by the school).
January – Review of Agreement; schools to be paid by St. John Neumann parish based on level of assessment or informed if the parents will be paying the balance.
Diocesan guidelines recognize the right of a parish with a school to receive the full per pupil cost for educating a non-parishioner in its school. A tuition grant agreement will need to be signed before the parish can offer any grant. Diocesan Policy 3240: “Prior to enrolling a child from another parish, the receiving school must obtain a written agreement regarding grant from the sending parish. It is the responsibility of the parents to obtain this information.”
If you have not yet signed a tuition grant agreement for this coming school year please contact the Parish Office. Copies of the Tuition Parish Grant Form are available at the Parish Office or can be downloaded and printed using the link below.
Mail completed forms to:
St. John Neumann Cathoic Church
9633 E. State Route 37
Sunbury, OH 43074-9672
Contact Bob Scott at the Parish Office, 740-965-1358, ext. 121 with questions.